Falling Leaves and Giving Thanks – DIY Card making Ideas

Shimmer DIY Card

Falling Leaves and Giving Thanks – DIY Card making Ideas

Shimmer DIY CardFall brings red, gold, green, and brown, adding so much color to the world around us. Everywhere we look, the leaves are so many different shades. To keep this color alive, add them to cards. You need a few circle punches, a decorative strip punch, a big word, using your Big Shot or stickers, and a few real leaves. Luckily there were some bright red ones to cover in Modge Podge and glue onto the card. The curlicues on the leaves are just thin strips of the copper paper , slivered off with a cutter.

Enjoy Card making with a Thankful heart

All of Paper-Papers colors go together in their paper sets, so I took my favorite colors and made a small container of different leaf shapes and picked them out as I went along. On the gold and green card I used same shapes that I removed from the top layer of the card. Once again Red Liner Tape 1/2 inch came to the rescue with the glitter on the card and envelope; and applying the top layers of paper. The little rose was Recollections.

thankful cards made by youThe great colors are from Paper-Paper; I used cover stock whenever possible, but text works also. The colors in this collection are: Natural Parchment, Orange Fusion & Pure Gold from the Fav Shimmer Collection, Moss, Red Satin & Pearl White, from the Shine Shimmer Collection, including the envelope, and Copper from the Stardream Metallic set. For contrast I used Mocha and Emerald from the Curious Skin Collection. The matte surface is wonderful to work with; it cuts easily and adds contrast to the Shines.

Give Thanks Card made by you

Add more personalization to your card making with little flap embellishments

Decorating the flaps of the envelopes is a fast and simple way to add something extra special to the card, a hint of what is to come when the card is open. I have found the Parchment Collection of envelopes to be a wonderful back up for colors for when I didn’t have matching envelopes ; the subtle texture and colors from Aged, Natural and Gunmetal blend with the shiny colors, making a great background for decorating. Here I used the Aged, and White from the Shine collection for the red leaves.

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